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'Sethupathi' Movie Review & Rating: 'Vijay The Cop' Is Here To Stay!


Sethupathi movie review is here. Starring Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan in the lead, Sethupathi had managed to gather good pre-release buzz as it portrays Vijay as a cop for the first time in his career. Continue reading our movie review to know what the film has to offer.

Check out the slides below to know what celebrities and moviebuffs have to say about Sethupathi.

Vignesh Kandaswamy ‏@VigneshKanda

Vignesh Kandaswamy said, "#Sethupathi 1st half - Good. VJ Sethu stealing the show as a Pucca police & family man. Good sequence towards the interval ups the ante. On the whole this one will be a decent good outing where VJ Sethu stands out with his performance and screen presence."

ChristopherKanagaraj ‏@Chrissuccess

Christopher Kanagaraj said, "#Sethupathi Gud 1st hlf, Decent 2nd hlf.. Not happy with d quick Ending. gud music. Vijay sethupathy - One man show. Good watchable movie!" 

Haricharan Pudipeddi ‏@pudiharicharan

Haricharan posted, "#Sethupathi interval. #VijaySethupathi's cop avatar is a treat to watch. Select great moments make the first half very, very engaging. Move aside #Singam because #Sethupathi is here. Easily the coolest cop in Kollywood. Loved the movie. Hat tip to dir Arun Kumar."

Thaman Shivakumar ‏@MusicThaman

Music director Thaman Shivakumar wrote on his Twitter page, "Wishing team #sethupathi all the very best wishing my dear friend @nivaskprasanna music and brother vijay Sethupathi all The good luck :)"

Kaushik LM ‏@Lmkmoviemaniac

Kaushik LM posted on his social networking page, "#Sethupathi 1st half ends with an intriguing scene. Equal screen time for the cop's family life and his core case. #VijaySethupathi looks good."

Narayanan ‏@narayananrl

A fan named Narayanan wrote, "#Sethupathi Good 1st half and average 2nd half. Screenplay towards climax could hve been better. Diff from usual cop commercial films. Average."

Nirmal Jayakumar ‏@11kumarnirmal

A fan named Nirmal Jayakumar wrote on his Twitter page, "#Sethupathi a perfect out to out entertainer.... with a usual thala reference #aalumadoluma... Totally a perfect enjoyment for a cool weekend."

Vasanthan ‏@vasanttan

A fan named Vasanthan said, "Spoiler thaan aana I ve been wanting 2 see a rocking heroism song as BG for a villain 4 long time! #Sethupathi #Win."

Raisa Nasreen ‏@RaisaNasreen

Raisa Nasreen posted on her social media page, "#Sethupathi was just too good! Congrats to the team. Credits to the director for making a smart movie. And this is only his second film."

Haricharan Pudipeddi ‏@pudiharicharan

Haricharan Pudipeddi went on to add, "Besides Arun Kumar and #VijaySethupathi, other major star of #Sethupathi is music dir Nivas Prasanna, a talent to watch out for. Great BGM."

Sethupathi Plot:

Like many other cop films, Sethupathi is based on the professional and personal life of a police officer. How does this film differs from other similar flicks? It's the characterization of the lead actor and how he balances between being a family man and a ruthless cop.

Generally, the life of an upright policeman will have its own set of dramas. One such interesting incident comes with a potential of putting Vijay Sethupathi's career in jeopardy.

How he overcomes this situation forms the crux of Sethupathi.


Sethupathi is a one man show right throughout. Any actor playing a cop in an action-oriented Tamil cinema should be prepared to carry the entire film on his shoulder and Vijay Sethupathi does exactly that with elan.

Remya Nambeesan as a housewife and mother of two has done a neat job. Her chemistry with Vijay in romantic sequences is one of the biggest positives of Sethupathi.

Vela Ramamoorthy, who plays a negative role in the film, is good to watch. His performance is commendable as he comes up with a believable act.

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Music director Nivas K Prasanna impresses with his songs and background score. While all his songs are enjoyable, his BGM manages to lift certain scenes up.

Editing by Sreekar Prasad is another positive in the technical department. His sharp cuts (especially in the first half) keeps you hooked to the movie.

Cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan scores big when it comes to the song and action sequences. However, his monotonous angles and lack of experimentation come across as a disappointment.

While screenplay is good in the first half, the latter half gets predictable. Very few scenes manage to arouse your interest in the second half which is a worry.

Overall View:

Overall, Sethupathi is an honest attempt by the team to produce a decent cop entertainer by infusing action, romance and sentiment. But what really makes the film work is Vijay Sethupathi's ability to shine throughout.

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